Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State
Another deep threat receiver, Preston Williams has a bit of a track record but was highly effective at both Tennessee and Colorado State. He finished the 2018 season with put an excellent Pro Football Focus grade on him at 84.0. Williams also ranks third in deep pass yards with 605, per PFF.
His size and athleticism are his most prominent traits. His speed allows him to fly past receivers in soft zone coverage. As a young receiver, he has an underdeveloped route tree and often struggles with press coverage. However, proper leverage and combat coaching from Kliff Kingsbury’s staff could do him good. He’s labeled as a guy with a tremendous ceiling. With the appropriate staff and mentorship from Larry Fitzgerald should lead him to that prominent role as an everyday starter.
Labeled as a volume receiver, Williams should do well in an air raid system ala Kingsbury’s offense. Despite being highly effective in college, his off the field issues caused him to not receive an invite meaning he can slip to the later rounds. Talent wise he is a top 100 pick, but due to his lack of development and off the field issues, he should be available in the fifth round.